LEADIANT BIOSCIENCES, INC.
At Leadiant Biosciences, Inc. (“Leadiant USA”), we recognize the importance of the privacy of personal information of individuals who visit our company and product websites. (“you”).
Please read this Policy in connection with interacting with us, such as before using our Website. By interacting with us, you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this Policy.
2. What Personal Information Do We Collect?
We may collect and process the following personal information about you including but not limited to:
- General information such as name, postal and/or email address, phone number, date of birth, and other information such as your communications preferences or queries you make to Leadiant USA;
- Professional information, such as your job title, educational information, professional qualifications, work experience, professional networks, programs and activities in which you participated; and
- Digital information generated from your interactions with us including from use of the Website, such as IP address, your browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other data transmitted via cookies.
Cookies and Their Use
Cookies are small text files created when you visit a website. They are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device and are sent back to the website or to another website that recognizes the cookie and uses the information to develop a record of the user’s online activity. We may deliver cookies (and similar internet technologies) for our own use as explained below.
In addition, we may include third party links on our website, such as links to patient organization websites and social media platforms, and those third parties may set a cookie on your device when you activate their link. For example, we may include links to websites of various patient organizations that may be of interest to our visitors. Those services and websites may use their own cookies to collect information on user behavior, demographics, or for personalized advertising. We do not have control over the cookies set by other websites and services, even if you access them from our website.
Cookies may be used for website functioning purposes and to provide access to secure areas of the website. We do not use these cookies to track your internet browsing activity beyond our website. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
We use analytics programs to gather aggregate data about how visitors use our site, to identify new and repeat visitors, to understand how visitors navigate through our site and which resources are of interest to our visitors. This helps us understand our web page traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for analysis purposes. We do not use this information to attempt to identify you personally, to target personalized advertising to you, or to contact you directly.
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookies.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies on our site, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser or mobile device settings.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact or reduce the functionality of some websites.
3. How We Obtain Your Personal Information
Leadiant USA may collect information that you submit directly. We also collect information from your computer or any other devices you use when interacting with you through technology such as visiting the Website (e.g. Internet Protocol (IP), domain name, Internet Service Provider (ISP), information about date and time of your request and other information provided by tracking technologies.) Please also see our description above about Cookies.
4. How We Use Your Personal Information
We may use your personal information in a number of ways and the below are some examples.
(a.) Managing our business and providing you goods and services — to administer our business, including to carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us.
(b.) Managing our relationships/communications with individuals — for example, responding to questions and comments or inquiries about applications, trials or services, inviting individuals to Leadiant USA events, making proposals for future service needs.
(c.) For collaboration and research purposes, for example to enable Leadiant USA to make more informed and objective decisions when identifying or engaging with healthcare professionals and key opinion leaders and managing the collaboration relationship with healthcare professionals.
(d.) Recruitment — processing professional information to assess the individual suitability for job openings at Leadiant USA.
(e.) Market Research — processing information about individuals for lawful market research purposes. We collect information through surveys and interviews with patients and healthcare professionals to help us improve our products and services.
(f.) To ensure our Website functions — to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.
(g.) Legal or regulatory matters — to comply with our legal or regulatory requirements (reporting for risk management and drug safety obligations, product quality complaints or to fulfill transparency requirements with respect to transfers of value to you by us).
(h.) Protection — to protect individuals (such as our employees, contractors, patients); to protect our information and other assets; to prevent crime (such as fraud, financial crime and theft of intellectual and industry property); and to ensure the integrity of manufacturing and other operations).
(j.) Further processing — for archiving, marketing, scientific and statistical research purposes; to evaluate and improve our products and services.
(k.) Any other purpose — that is relevant to the legitimate and lawful operations and development of our business.
5. To Whom We Disclose Your Personal Information
Leadiant USA discloses personal information to third party recipients where this is permitted to pursue our legitimate business aims and as required or permitted by applicable law. We may disclose personal information to any member of the Leadiant group of companies, which include our international affiliates.
In order to conduct our business, we may also disclose information to third parties such as public/regulatory authorities/governmental bodies (government, including social and benefits departments), third parties that provide services to Leadiant USA (such as but not limited to service providers, conducting audits, providing IT services, assisting in or managing our clinical trials and studies), business partners and collaborators (such as external scientists), third parties who may conduct reviews and assist Leadiant USA with health care compliance activities, or if we are under a duty to disclose or share individuals’ information to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request.We may also disclose information to enforce any agreements we have with individuals; or to protect the rights, property or safety of employees, patients or others (e.g. visitors to Leadiant USA premises).
6. Where We Process Your Personal Information
Leadiant USA is located in the United States of America. Personal information about you may be accessed by entities such as companies affiliated with Leadiant USA that are located outside the United States. Your information may also be accessed by staff or suppliers in, transferred to and stored at, a location outside the United States.
7. Third Party Links on our Website
The confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Leadiant USA urges you to exercise increased caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet, as we cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information.
8. How We Secure and How Long We Retain Your Personal Information
The personal information you provide to us is covered by our security policies and standards that are designed to keep your personal information protected from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Such measures may include, but are not limited to: firewalls, access controls, encryption of information while it is in storage, separation of duties, and similar security protocols.
We will retain your personal information for as long as it is needed for the purpose(s) for which your information was collected and any other permitted purpose. Information also may be retained as long as applicable laws or regulations require, or allow.
9. International Users
10. For Residents of the State of California
This section addresses the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which provides additional rights and protections related to personal information of qualified California residents.
Under that law, Leadiant is required to describe what information it has collected and how it has disclosed personal information to third parties for business or commercial purposes over the past twelve (12) months. This Privacy Notice is updated annually and was last updated on June 23, 2020. It applies to our current practices. It also applies to our practices over the twelve (12) months preceding that last update (except as this Privacy Notice may otherwise specify).
Here is additional information to comply with CCPA-required disclosures:
A) “Do Not Sell My Data” The CCPA requires companies to provide California residents a “Do Not Sell My Data” opt-out option, as well as an opt-in option for minors under 16 years of age. Leadiant does not and will not sell the personal information we collect and therefore we do not include these options on our website.
B) “Request to Know & Request to Delete” If you are a California resident covered by the CCPA, you are permitted to (1) request that Leadiant disclose to you your personal information that we collect, use, sell or disclose, and to (2) request that we delete your personal information. You also have the option to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf or there may be authority to act on another’s behalf by operation of law (e.g. lawful guardian in case of a minor or power or attorney).
You may submit a request to Leadiant by completing the CCPA Request Form. The CCPA Request Form may be obtained at https://leadiant.com or by sending us a request for that Form by email, at Compliance.Mailbox@Leadiant.com. Once completed, it can be submitted in one of the following ways: (1) at https://leadiant.com or (2) email, at Compliance.Mailbox@Leadiant.com. You may also choose to mail the completed form to us at Leadiant Biosciences, Inc., 9841 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Attn: Data Privacy Officer. Alternatively, you may contact us at (800) 447-0169, Ext 3, and we will mail you a copy of the relevant request form. After you submit the completed CCPA Request Form, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within ten (10) business days and seek certain information from you to verify your identity (and also your authority to make the request on another’s behalf, if applicable), including information that will enable us to confirm that you are a California resident. Our Data Privacy Officer, or his or her Delegate, will consider various factors when deciding the steps needed to verify your identity (and also your authority to make the request, if your request is made regarding someone other than yourself). Factors may include, among other things, (a) type, sensitivity and value of the Personal Information about which the request relates; (b) risk of harm posed by any unauthorized access or deletion; (c) likelihood that fraudulent or malicious actors would seek the personal information; (d) whether the personal information to be provided to verify identity is sufficiently robust to protect against fraudulent requests or being spoofed or fabricated; (e) manner in which the business interacts with the person(s) about the whom the request relates; and (f) available technology for verification.
If verification has been successful, we will then respond within legally mandated timeframes. Our response may be to provide the information requested, or to make the requested deletion. In some instances, our response may advise that a legal exemption applies and we are not able to comply with the request (such as for a request to delete).
You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by Leadiant for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
11. Personal Information of Minors
We do not knowingly obtain personal information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that personal information from users less than 13 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us as explained below under “Contact Information.”
12. Our Changes to this Policy
13. Contact Information